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Executive Art Director

EA SPORTS is one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the world, with top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive technology, fan programs, and cross-platform digital experiences. EA SPORTS creates connected experiences that ignite the emotion of sport through industry-leading sports video games, including Madden NFL football, FIFA soccer, NHL® hockey, NBA LIVE basketball, and EA SPORTS UFC.

At the heart of EA SPORTS is the FIFA franchise which moving forwards will be known as EA SPORTS FC. EA SPORTS FIFA is the world's #1 best-selling video game with over 200M engaged players across multiple platforms, including console, PC, and mobile. Innovation, passion, and teamwork are at the heart of everything we do. With studios in Vancouver, Bucharest, Shanghai , Seoul and Cologne, we're looking for the brightest talent, so we can continue to create experiences that connect with hundreds of millions of hearts and minds the world over.

The Executive Art Director, reporting into the VP of FIFA HD will have overall accountability for developing the visual (Art) roadmap across the premium FIFA / FC product. You will define the visual quality standards for FC Premium. Lead contemporary thinking to inspire, excite and contribute to the Franchise, and lead the central art community and manage third party relationships.

Your Responsibilities

  • You will develop a visual roadmap to be delivered in line with the vision and priorities.

  • Using consumer data and insights you will align your team to focus on what matters most, driving a visual roadmap that compliments the game design and IP.

  • You will understand business priorities and lobby for resources needed for strategic innovation. As part of the senior leadership team you will advocate for improvements and enhancements on future product cycles.

  • You will understand strategic brand goals and consult with our brand partners on priorities.

  • You will seek out latest trends, best practices and competitor analysis and incorporate into thinking and development of art research strategies.

  • You will lead a team of around 100 artists inspiring and developing them to achieve their creative potential.

  • You will demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion through words and actions, building an inclusive culture where everyone contributes, feels welcomed and valued.

About You

  • 10+ years of progressive leadership experience within visual art game development within large complex environments.

  • 8+ years of leading teams and managing stakeholders and teams globally to deliver.

  • Your empowering leadership enables you to challenge and influence.

  • You are comfortable presenting visual strategies to a range of stakeholders including executive management.

  • You communicate effectively uniting team members from multiple teams, geographies and disciplines behind a common strategy.

  • You will have a passion for football and insight into global football culture / community.

About EA

We exist to inspire the world to play. Through innovative technology and immersive storytelling, we deliver new ways of experiencing worlds of interactive entertainment for our millions of players worldwide. Our strength lies in the diversity of our people, combining creativity, innovation and passion. We fully champion inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for growing, learning, and leading that allows for the most impactful and rewarding work of our teams’ careers.

We put our people first, and we make sure they’re taken care of both in and out of the office. As we reflect on our learnings and successes from remote work, we aim to provide dynamic, collaborative and flexible work environments for our teams. Our employees connect through our Employee Resource Groups, which are actively involved in driving business decisions every step of the way. But our support doesn’t end at the workplace—we also encourage a balanced lifestyle with paid time off and new parent leave, free video games, fitness reimbursement and more.

Our goal is to provide a safe, respectful and inspiring workplace for all of our employees. Through our diversity, equity, inclusion and social responsibility programs, we’re doing the work to give everyone the space to be their full selves while giving back to our community. We’re looking for problem-solvers, game-changers, innovators, dreamers, doers—people that are ready to move the needle and build on our success. As our industry accelerates, we aren’t just keeping up—we’re staying ahead of the game.

Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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